Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ”- Harriet Tubman
I want you to close your eyes for a few seconds…As you slowly open them; imagine yourself coming out of a foggy stupor … at first not knowing where you were or how you got there. And then imagine… realizing you are lying down on a cot covered in a blanket with an I.V. in your arm, and that you feel absolutely dead tired. And finally imagine a huge teeth-glaring smile come across your face, and a wave of relief combined with satisfaction as soon as you realize you know exactly where you are and wouldn’t trade it for the world!
This is the feeling I had a few years back after finishing my 4th Ironman triathlon. And no they didn’t all end that way! I think the 97 degree heat combined with my being somewhat under trained were the reasons I ended up in the medical tent that day. But the funny thing is (some people might call me crazy), I would do it again in a heartbeat. You know why? Because it was a dream of mine.
Do you have a dream you want to accomplish? Of course you do. So did I. We all have goals and dreams. What is your dream and what is holding you back from attaining it? Is your dream at the forefront of your existence or has it been tucked away and forgotten? For starters let’s get it back into your mindset and honor that your dream is something that is important to you and that you believe in. It isn’t going to manifest itself. It needs fuel! Your dream is calling out to you and saying; make me a part of your life. Think about me! Believe in me! Bring me to fruition!
How can you feed your dream? What is the fuel that will make it go? First of all you must believe in your dream. You need to make it an important, integral part of your life. I mean you need to taste it! I want you to imagine what your life will feel like when your dream becomes a reality. Will you feel happy? Satisfied? Fulfilled? Of course you will! You know what else fulfilling your dream will do? It will give you the confidence to make another goal or dream become a reality. Why is this? Because you will have the momentum flowing from your initial realized goal or dream. I think you can see where this is going….each successful accomplishment will breed a stronger confidence within yourself which will lead to more success! Before you know it, you will be living a life of true fulfillment and actualized dreams. What more could you ask for?
Originally posted Oct. 18th, 2010